I am a PhD candidate studying early modern literature with a special concentration in religion. My dissertation explores 16th-century representations of forgiveness in light of the changes in religious theory and practice during the Protestant Reformation, especially the revision or outright rejection of the Sacrament of Penance. I have taught Composition and Rhetoric, Writing about Literature, Technical and Business Writing, and the Bible as Literature, and I am currently scheduled to teach Survey of English Literature I in Spring 2019.
- Early Modern Studies
- Religion, Literature, and Culture
I have presented papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, at the International Tyndale Conference, to the International Sidney Society, and at the American Academy of Religion. I will also present a paper at MLA 2019. It has been my honor to serve as the Kelsey Fellow and to be awarded the Dr. Stanley L. Archer Award, the Dr. William Barzak Memorial Scholarship, the Creswell Teaching Award, the Summertime for Advancement in Research Grant, and the Fall Semester Dissertation Fellowship.